Explore the gallery below to see a few highlights from the busy schedule of UBC president Santa J. Ono. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter@UBCprez
Led a discussion at the BC Tech Summit in March. President Ono is proud to serve as BC’s chief innovation advisor.
Spoke with The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Spent time with 1961-1962 T-Birds quarterback Arnie Smith while meeting alumni based in Toronto.
Encountered an interesting T-shirt design by UBC student Sean Collie. (Ono is the former president of the University of Cincinnati, where students made a bobblehead in his likeness.)
Visited students partaking in a two-day hackathon to analyze educational data, and judged the final competition.
Celebrated the gift of a Tom Lee piano for the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (the pianist is Terence Dawson, MMus’83, DMA’91, chair of the UBC School of Music’s Keyboard Division).
Hosted international students with wife Wendy Yip (left) at the president’s residence, Norman MacKenzie House.
Viewed the Vancouver campus for the first time from the Victoria-to-Vancouver Helijet.
Announced a new research chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples. (Pictured with Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA.)
Attended the raising of Reconciliation Pole, outside Forestry on Main Mall. Carved by James Hart, the 55-ft pole tells the story of the time before, during, and after the Indian residential school system.
Shared some campus spirit at Storm the Wall.
Gave a guest lecture at UBC Okanagan (BIOL 312).
Met with Rumana Monzur, MA’13, who was attacked and blinded by her husband in Bangladesh in 2011 while she was a graduate student at UBC. Today she advocates for women’s rights and serves on UBC’s Presidential Working Committee on Disability Culture, Art and Equity.